OCI & SH Polychem Corporation Korea
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Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, is an aromatic organic compound with the chemical formula C6H6O. It is a white crystalline solid that has a distinct sweet, medicinal odor. Phenol is derived from benzene through a process called hydroxylation.
One of the notable characteristics of phenol is its ability to act as both a weak acid and a weak base. It readily donates a hydrogen ion (H+) in solution, making it slightly acidic. Phenol is soluble in water, alcohol, and ether.
Phenol and its derivatives are widely used as antiseptics and disinfectants. They are employed in healthcare settings, laboratories, and households to disinfect surfaces, medical equipment, and wounds due to their ability to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Phenol is used in the production of various pharmaceuticals and drugs. It serves as a key ingredient in the synthesis of analgesics (pain relievers) such as aspirin, antiseptics, local anesthetics, and cough suppressants.
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